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in vermont 1872 admitted to massachusetts bar in 1857, 1898 city counselor, city solicitor. mayor of the city of north hampton. state senator, president of massachusetts senate. 1915 to 1917 governor of the state of massachusetts. and went on to be vice president in 1921 and president in 1923. i've never seen anything like that where somebody had that many jobs leading up to president. >> and he almost never lost. >> how did he do it? >> he told someone running for politics is my hobby. >> one was the republican party and democratic party were different. if you helped the others, they helped you. he was in the party. it was a club. it wasn't to be entirely looked down upon the way we learn in school. he climbed the greasy pole of massachusetts politics. there is some good in the party. they train you and help you work efficiently. but it's also his incredible personal perseverance and that's what i try to get at in the chapter about his time in new hampton mass. that was the county seat. after college he looked around and couldn't afford lawsuit. kind of bugged his father about it. couldn't a
the way. former city editors. don gramm has been a real mentor. the former editor of the post was with me -- of "the post" was with me all the wsay. ay. >> are you back here for good? >> i would never say that. for now. i always want to be able to travel and go back overseas again. i am not sure i have the chance. net -- i would not say anything is permanent. it was time to move on from "the washington post" and do new things. i wanted to try more writing and teaching. after the book came out, "out of america: a black man confronts africa," a lot of friends have been saying, you have got to write another book. i have not had time to sit down and develop one. as i started to look at it, i am 54 years old. i do not have a lot of time if iraqi -- if i want to write more. i got to be in china at an exciting time. this is the time now to step back and use these last healthy years to try to do more types of writing, specifically, book writing. it is difficult to leave "the washington post" but if i want to write more books and do more things, this was the right time to do it. >> if you live in
. when you have the most important political city in the country, washington d. c., and the post has been the dominant voice in that city for a long time, members of congress, federal policymakers, whether they want to or not, that is their principal link with print journalism. sure, you get the "times" or the "wall street journal" or the "l. a. times" -- the people, they meet and talk with by that morning, there is the general presumption everybody has read the post. >> everybody has read the post, do they still say that? >> i do not know. probably not. they may very well have glanced at the website, had and look -- had a look at an aggregator. >> how long did you work for the post? >> from 1979 until 1981. >> why did you leave? >> how i went there is kind of fascinating. i had written a couple of op-ed pieces. i had not been in journalism. i was in politics. they approached me and said, would you like to write political editorials for "the washington post?" not knowing any better, i said yes. she said, write a once a week column. so i did that through the campaign of 1980, covering the
-- city but they threw it aside when he opened the country of and now has become -- now has become a capitalist haven. they talk a great we about to this, but it is all about preserving the party's power economically as the country continues to grow, because they threw aside most aspects of communism to a great time ago. north korea is all about preserving the power of the military and the kim dynasty. again, it really has nothing to do with what karl marx it visited as communism way back. someone could do a fascinating book about how and a move to agent it diverged. it is an absolutely fascinating split that occurred. >> harvard fellow keith richard burke of 34 years of reporting and insights from around the world. next sunday at 8:00 on c-span q&a. >> next, your calls and comments. live at 2:00, c-span begins its new series. first ladies, influence and image with a discussion about the influence of women who served as the first lady. >> what worries me is i do not want to be sitting in the same place i was a couple of years ago going to the government to say can we have more spec
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